Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
August 8-10, 2016
The Convocation on the Rural Church is an annual opportunity for pastors of Duke Endowment-eligible churches from the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church to join with Duke Divinity School and The Duke Endowment to discuss issues that are important in transforming rural churches and communities and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Participants will join in worship, plenary sessions, and fellowship. The theme of this year’s event is “Apprenticeship with Jesus,” and our guests will be: Dr. Gary Moon, author of Apprenticeship with Jesus and Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College; Dr. Chris Adams, Director of the Center for Vocational Ministry at Azusa Pacific Seminary; and Dr. Randy Maddox, the William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies and the Associate Dean for Faculty Development at Duke Divinity School.
In response to growing demand for this event and in an effort to include participants with a diverse array of experiences, we have implemented an application process that includes answering a few brief essay questions. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 20. Those selected to attend will receive notification and be invited to register within three weeks of completing the application; all others will be added to a waiting list. Submit your application today!
Questions regarding this event can be directed to Rev. Brad Thie, Director of Thriving Rural Communities, at 919-660-3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Event Program Coordinator Kelcie Morningstar at email@example.com.